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Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is his Department's estimate of the total EC expenditure on aid to the European shipbuilding industry under the seventh directive in each of the last three years; and what is the United Kingdom's share of this expenditure.

The latest figures available from the European Community on aid to the European shipbuilding industry relate to 1991 and earlier and are incomplete, as shown in the table.

1989 (Mecu)1990 (Mecu)1991 (Mecu)
Total expenditure on aid to european shipbuilding by EC member states1547·721,303·33534·1
United Kingdom expenditure on aid to shipbuilding42·950·547·6
1 Excluding Italy, Portugal and Greece.
2 Excluding Greece.
3 Excluding Italy and Greece.